Richard Meyer’s Commentary on 2017 Texas Legislative Activity Affecting Nonprofits and State Associations
Richard W. Meyer, former public policy advisor and past board chair for the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO), recently presented at the 15th Annual State Bar Governance of Nonprofit Organizations course and provided further information regarding Texas nonprofit and this year’s legislative session. Click here for further information.
The federal government is reconsidering many regulations and is seeking nonprofit input to try to match rules and regulations to the way charitable organizations operate and advance their missions. For example, the U.S. Labor Department has posted a Request for Information asking the public to submit comments on the rules governing which employees are and… Read More ›
Policy Alert The amendment to strike Section 116 related to Johnson Amendment enforcement failed by a vote of 24 to 28. The vote on nonpartisanship was not by party line as feared. Two Republicans, Charles Dent (R-PA) and Scott Taylor (R-VA) voted with all Democrats to remove the measure that would make it virtually impossible… Read More ›
PUBLIC POLICY ALERT Please review and think about joining the large number of nonprofits in this endeavor Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Under Attack in Congress Nonpartisanship is a cornerstone principle that has strengthened the public’s trust of the charitable community. Yet the longstanding legal protection (known as the Johnson Amendment)… Read More ›
Keeping Politics at Bay for Charitable Nonprofits and Foundations Oppose Efforts to Repeal or Weaken the “Johnson Amendment” Is it too much to ask that the charitable nonprofit and foundation community be respected and protected as the safe space from the damaging effects of partisan politics? The immediate answer from scores of 501(c)(3) leaders… Read More ›
January 8th, 2016: UPDATE: The Treasury Department and IRS announced today that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation that you worked so hard to defeat. Together, we did it! The proposed regulations would added a new informational tax return (“Donee Report”) would have required the nonprofit using it to collect the donor’s name, address, and Social… Read More ›